FORT WORTH, Texas — New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, according to the NFL's transaction list.
This comes after multiple Saints assistant coaches, a nutritionist and a player tested positive for COVID-19, sources informed the Times-Picayune.
It is unknown if Thomas is vaccinated, but the entire coaching staff contingent is fully vaccinated.
Thomas has been with the team in Texas training while he recovers from his ankle surgery. Before he was on the COVID-19 list, Thomas has been on the physically unable to perform list — which puts players out for at least six weeks while they recover from injuries.
In addition to Thomas, the Saints made several other transactions.
They placed a protection on practice squad kicker Aldrick Rosas, meaning no other team can sign him to their active roster. Practice squad protections were instituted last season, but the Saints chose not to protect any of their players until protecting Rosas this week.
They waived fullback Adam Prentice from the 53-man roster and re-signed defensive end Montravius Adams and safety Jeff Heath to the active roster.
They re-signed tackle Caleb Benenoch and wide receiver Kenny Stills to the practice squad, and defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson terminated his own contract.
Additionally, cornerback Jordan Miller cleared waivers.